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Socioeconomic Impact of COVID-19: Policy Briefs

| English | Innovation and Service Delivery | Middle East | Policy Brief | ESCWA
A decade marked for accelerated action and delivery towards sustainable development has been disrupted by a global health threat that has severely impacted the Arab region. The focus now is on urgent action to save lives and repair livelihoods. This crisis is a stark reminder of why an efficient and effective public sector is the first line of defence in addressing systemic risks. This perilous pandemic is spreading through the Arab region at a…

Legal Aspects of Open Government and Open Data

| English | Digital Government | Middle East | Publication | ESCWA
Laws and regulations related to access to information and openness are very important for the implementation of open government principles. These laws cover several areas, such as access to information, protection of personal data, citizen participation and anti-corruption. However, the access information law is the basis and core stone for open government. The adoption of this law, and its implementation are of great importance for launching…

The Arab Region’s Response to COVID-19 and the Way Forward for Health and Wellbeing

| English | Innovation and Service Delivery | Middle East | Webinar | ESCWA
Building on the findings of the Arab Sustainable Development Report 2020 (ASDR 2020), the first in the region to offer a quantitative and qualitative analysis of all 17 SDGs, ESCWA and the WHO EMRO are jointly organizing a high-level discussion in collaboration with UNICEF and UNFPA on:   - What is COVID-19 telling us about the region’s progress on SDG 3 and efforts to ensure the health and well-being of 430+ million people in the Arab world…

AWARENET Webinar Series on Groundwater Management in IWRM

| English | Digital Government | Middle East | Webinar | ESCWA
ESCWA is organizing a series of training webinar on Groundwater Management in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). The training is the culmination of collaborative efforts by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, the Arab Integrated Water Resources Management Network (AWARENET) and the International Network for Capacity Development in Sustainable Water Management (Cap-Net).  The aim of the training is to improve…